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Odisha FM Presents Rs 1,39,000 Cr General Budget, Rs 20,714 Cr Agri Budget For 2019-20

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Bhubaneswar:  Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari today presented Rs 1,39,000 crore worth big budget for the fiscal year 2019-20 while an outlay of Rs 20,714 crore has been proposed for the special Agriculture Budget-2019-20.

So far the key priorities are concerned, the present Budget focuses on boosting agriculture production & productivity, expanding irrigation, improving healthcare, education and skills of the people of Odisha, investing in the youth and providing safe drinking water, sanitation, better livelihood opportunities, social security, electricity and rural connectivity to our people.

Besides, restoration and creation of disaster resilient physical assets would also be the priority, stated the Finance Minister. He also stated that with substantial increase in investment in physical infrastructure, the State Government intends to increase economic activities and attract manufacturing and service industries especially in MSME sector.

Presenting the Agriculture Budget first, the Finance Minister said, “We are the only State in the country to have doubled farmers’ income in real times during 2003 to 2013. To further accelerate agricultural prosperity, reduce poverty and to bring about all-round development of the farmers through different welfare measures, the State has introduced ‘Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation’- KALIA during the financial year 2018-19.”

Highlights of Agriculture Budget:

Total outlay of Rs 20,714 crore, three times the size of Agriculture Budget in 2013-14.

Further, about Rs 8,000 crore invested through extra budgetary resources every year for making timely payment to farmers towards paddy procurement.  

Rs 5611 crore for KALIA for 2019-20.

Rs 400 crore for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

Rs 218 crore for PM Krishi Sinchai Yojana meant for 1.12 lakh hectares and irrigation potential of 6720 hectares.

Rs 31 crore for Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana

Rs 60 crore for Procurement of Seeds

Rs 50 crore for Odisha Millet Mission

Rs 54 crore for Brackish Water Aquaculture, Marine Fisheries, Intensive Aquaculture & Inland Fisheries

Rs 83 crore for Centrally Sponsored Scheme- Blue Revolution

Rs 65 crore for White Revolution (Development of Dairy & Livestock)

Rs 18 crore for 100% vaccination of eligible bovines against Foot & Mouth Disease

Rs 1777 crore for Parvati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme

Rs 334 crore for Mukhya Mantri Adibandha Tiyari Yojana (MATY) for construction of 2,000 more check dams during 2019-20

Rs 180 crore for ongoing Jalanidhi Scheme

Rs 540 crore for completion of 20,000 Deep Bore Wells under Deep Bore Well Scheme

Rs 400 crore for Biju Krushak Vikas Yojana with a target to install 1000 community lift points.

 General Budget:

Budget Estimate for 2019-20: Rs 1,39,000 crore

Capital Outlay: Rs 24,473 crore

Revenue Receipts (target): Rs 1,15,266 crore

Borrowing and other receipts: Rs 23,734 crore

Rs 19,492 crore for Education and Skill development

Rs 2,550 crore for Samagra Sikhya Abhiyaan

Rs 844 crore for Midday Meal

Rs 227 crore for SC/ST Hostels

Rs 1,425 crore for Odisha Girl's Incentive Programme (pre-matric scholarship) PRERANA

Odisha Higher Education Programme for Education and Equity (OHEPEE) with assistance from World Bank: Rs 1,020 crore, State's contribution - Rs 150 crore

Rs 150 crore for infrastructure and development of educational institutions

Rs 225 crore for Rashtriya Uchatara Sikshya Abhiyan (RUSA)

Rs 190 crore for infrastructure development of Technological Universities, Engineering Colleges, Engineering Schools, Polytechnics.

Rs 100 crore for Odisha Skill Development Project

Rs 1,203 crore for Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY)

Rs 578 crore for Mukhya Mantri Swasthya Seva Mission

Rs 1,365 crore for National Health Mission (NHM)

Rs 400 crore for establishment of new Medical Colleges

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Niranjan Pujari, Minister, Finance, Odisha

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Narasingha Mishra, Senior Congress Leader, Odisha

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Pradipta Naik, Leader of Opposition, Odisha